New York lawmakers won't get paid for nearly two months under a stopgap state budget measure proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Democrat introduced the short-term budget measure late Sunday to avoid a looming government shutdown after he and state lawmakers couldn't agree on a new, year-long spending plan.
State law withholds legislative pay when the state budget is late, although Cuomo's two-month spending plan could have included money for them anyway. Pay will resume, presumably including back pay, once a final budget is adopted.